CCTL Graduate Fellows Program

Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning (CCTL) Graduate Fellows are PhD students with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and interest in how people learn. They are central to the Center’s efforts to contribute to a vibrant culture of teaching at the University of Chicago. During the year-long program, Fellows participate in two sets of training sessions that provide them with a foundation in current theories and debates in teaching and learning, and receive ongoing support and mentorship from CCTL staff. Selected from across all divisions, disciplines, and schools via a competitive application process, Fellows develop programs and resources to address the needs and concerns of graduate student teachers (e.g. TAs, Interns, Lecturers) in their fields. Other responsibilities include helping to facilitate the annual Teaching@Chicago orientation, developing and facilitating the Fundamentals of Teaching Series, serving as Teaching Mentors for Course Design and College Teaching, and leading discussions on pedagogical topics of interest at Fellows meetings. The CCTL Graduate Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity to reflect on teaching with a community of peers and valuable experience in higher education administration, workshop facilitation, program development, and collaboration with colleagues from different disciplines and programs across campus.

New Fellows are appointed for one year, with the possibility of reappointment in subsequent years. They receive an annual stipend, paid over the course of the academic year beginning in Autumn.


Students in any PhD program at the University of Chicago may apply, provided that they:

  • Are in good academic standing
  • Have at least two quarters of teaching experience at UChicago
  • Can participate in all training sessions and the annual Teaching@Chicago Conference
  • Have completed or are currently enrolled in the CCT’s pedagogy course, CCTE 50000 Course Design and College Teaching

Instructions for Applying

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year! The application consists of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of Teaching Experience
  • Summary of Pedagogical Development Experience
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Verification of Academic Standing
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (Optional)

Applications will be due by Monday, March 27, 2023.

Apply here!